Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Expert Turkish Card-Marking Cheat Caught in UK After Cheating Casinos Out of 100K!
A card sharp was jailed yesterday after a casino crime spree using a hidden pinhead to mark the decks. He won about £3,000 a night by marking the edges of cards with the pinhead which was hidden under a fingernail. Previous exploits at the tables all over Britain earned Abdullah Toksoz a nationwide casino ban. But he bypassed security by using six false IDs. Police say it is impossible to estimate on how much he swindled out of casinos but that the figure must run into tens of thousands of pounds. Toksoz, 40, who sold his Doncaster kebab business to fund his gaming, hit casinos in London, Liverpool, Northampton and Manchester during his three-year nationwide scam. Scotland Yard finally caught up with him at Heathrow Airport in June when he had £7,000 in US dollars in his pocket.
Turkish national Toksoz, 40, of Croydon, south London, was jailed for 16 months at London’s Southwark Crown Court after admitting fraud. He faces deportation after finishing his sentence.